Monday, August 3, 2015

A Forgotten Journey

Tonight I want to be with you in Guangzhou, hanging off the edge of the balcony of our motel room, smokin’ tokin’ jokin’, blackening our lungs with every inhale and drinking Tieguanyin with Marlboro Reds dangling from our chapped lips. Overhead the moon is full and ripe, like apricots in the summer, while down in the streets, the steady murmur of the crowd is drowned out by the smell of stir fry wafting from the kitchen window, occasionally interrupted by the clink of chopsticks on delicate china. I’m absentmindedly picking at mosquito bites on my legs, only half-listening to the radio, playing a staticky mix of K-pop and Amy Winehouse. 

Earlier that day I bought a lucky rabbit’s foot from the toothless grandma around the corner and I’m wondering if that means things will change from now on. Maybe I’ll stop being so sad all the time and you’ll remember to eat on Saturday afternoons and we’ll forget what it feels like to be lonely. July always did seem like the longest month of the year. Eventually, we fall asleep under the hazy red night sky and when we wake up at noon tomorrow, we’ll do it all over again.


  1. I always find your writing really inspiring and most importantly really beautiful !

    xx, Charlie.

  2. This July was the shortest I can remember. There never seems to be enough time for anything.

    / Avy

  3. July melancholy is upon all of us </3

  4. These photos are beautiful and I enjoyed your writing. July is always a strange month.

  5. This is so beautiful and fleeting and transient - it feels like an alternative sort of travelogue. I like the way it flirts with both memory and nostalgia - is it a real memory we're reading about, or is it a memory redrafted into an ideal because of regrets about the original? I don't know, but I know that I want to read more from you (and more).

  6. These photos are perfect, I especially love the last one, the colours and lighting are perfect!!

    Becky |



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